NBA Game of the Week: Oklahoma City Thunder at Boston Celtics

Every week in this space, I have examined one game offering contrarian value to bettors. By using the tools available to Sportsbook Insider members, I pinpointed the factors driving line movement, highlighted some of the best sharp money indicators and discussed several profitable historical trends. My Games of the Week have provided solid value so far…

Who Will Be the Chicago Bears Starting Quarterback Next Season?

The Chicago Bears have had three different starting quarterbacks during the 2016 NFL regular season: the overpaid “franchise” quarterback (Jay Cutler), the veteran journeyman (Brian Hoyer) and the youngster (Matt Barkley). These three signal callers have combined to go 3-11 straight up (SU), meaning the Bears will likely have a top-five pick in the April’s…

2016 NFL Week 16 Line Moves That Matter

Every week in this space we highlight the most interesting line moves at the market-setting offshore sportsbooks — typically Bookmaker and Pinnacle — which take the highest limits and therefore attract the sharpest bettors. By contrasting the opening and current lines with the public betting trends from our seven contributing offshore sportsbooks, we’re able to determine…

How Can NBA Bettors Find Value Using Our Money Percentages?

Past research has conclusively proven that betting against the public will produce a positive return on investment, although many bettors are confused about why this is such a successful strategy. Contrary to popular belief, oddsmakers do not attempt to balance their book by attracting 50% of the action on each side. Instead, they shade their opening…